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#676 Kostamojen

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 07:32 PM

Small update: Got the wheel bearing finished today at work. Feels MUCH better now :D

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 10:09 PM

Small update:

I just rolled the front fenders, repaired a bend on the passenger door (got a set of bodywork hammer/dolly's from Harbor Freight), and reinstalled the brake shoes on one of the rear brakes after rebuilding the original brake cylinders (I have one that needs a stud tapped though since it broke off, I basically re-used the original housing but used the internals from some of the "rebuilt" cylinders I found on ebay).

I have decided I need to buy my tires before the end of the month, the sales tax is going up next month here in California! I haven't found a place to repair the wheels yet, it looks like I'll have to go with the expensive "mobile repair" wheel specialist...


I don't understand what you need repaired on your wheel?

Is it curb rash or something? Is it something where the bead seats?

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 10:47 PM

I don't understand what you need repaired on your wheel?

Is it curb rash or something? Is it something where the bead seats?

-Mike

One has rash, the other has rash + gouge in the lip, the other two just need to be repainted/powder coated, all 4 have paint chips/scratches/etc.

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 07:48 PM

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Coming from Japan courtesy keirnna on NASIOC!!!

I still can't believe I actually found it, let alone managed to win the auction for it!

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 09:29 PM

That looks awesome, nice find! :slobber:

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 02:20 AM

That intake/weber set up looks awesome! Was that an ebay auction? How did you find it?

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 07:43 AM

If you pray enough, Subaru God will shine on you.

Please be caution that the length of the intake is shorter and special make for certain high compression engine, and those intake hole of the engine is much bigger with big valve.

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 11:06 AM

So who wants to start making replicas of that manifold for us?

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 09:45 PM

My crown jewels have arrived :D

Weber manifold + IDF44 carb!!!

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Clear corner lights!!!

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New front valence from a "Sports" model!!!

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Special thanks to keirnna!!!

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 09:51 PM

That intake/weber set up looks awesome! Was that an ebay auction? How did you find it?

Yahoo auction. Long story on how I found it...

I've been monitoring those auctions, I even learned how to search for "Subaru" in Japanese スバル so anyway, I spoted an auction that kept showing up for subaru + ff-1 but it didn't have a photo. So I babelfished the page, and it said "weber", "manifold" and "IDF44" in there when translated, so I figured it might be one of these manifolds.

I did more digging, clicked on the user name who posted it, and it turned out it linked to the SAME blog i've seen before (and posted) that had that manifold in it. So I had my source ask him if it was indeed the same manifold from the blog, and it turned out it was :)

So I had kiernna bid on it, win the auction, and now I have it!!!

If you pray enough, Subaru God will shine on you.

Please be caution that the length of the intake is shorter and special make for certain high compression engine, and those intake hole of the engine is much bigger with big valve.

The 1100 does indeed have a different size intake port for the manifold, but the bolt pattern is the same.

Oh, and your post concerned me so much that the first thing I did when it arrived was compare it to a 1400 manifold I had. Turns out they are a match :)

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 10:03 AM

Let me know when a second one shows up. :)

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 11:48 AM

I am glad that it fit because those Weber manifold is shorter than a normal EA71 manifold. If the kit came from a FF 1300g seller, then the jet size should fit your 1400. I found our they have to re-weld and make it longer to fit for EA81. Enjoy It!

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 01:02 PM

I am glad that it fit because those Weber manifold is shorter than a normal EA71 manifold. If the kit came from a FF 1300g seller, then the jet size should fit your 1400. I found our they have to re-weld and make it longer to fit for EA81. Enjoy It!

I think the EA71 you are thinking of is the one with the simular block to the EA81. The EA71 built in the 70's is closer related to the 1400's and such, so they don't have the "wider" case.

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 05:25 PM

That intake setup is friggin' bad a**!

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 11:40 PM

[quote name='Kostamojen']I've been monitoring those auctions, I even learned how to search for "Subaru" in Japanese スバル so anyway, I spoted an auction that kept showing up for subaru + ff-1 but it didn't have a photo. So I babelfished the page, and it said "weber", "manifold" and "IDF44" in there when translated, so I figured it might be one of these manifolds[QUOTE]

:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:I APPLAUD YOU FOR YOUR TENACITY AND RESOURCEFULNESS. JOB WELL DONE. :clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 08:53 AM

This thread is too cool.
Great job.

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 10:40 PM

Sorry for the lack of updates lately. I've been working on things that aren't really worth photographing yet, but heres what i've got going on right now...

I put the front and rear suspensions partly back together (the front is almost done, minus bushings, and the rear is done but the whole torsion-rod setup back there will require me to build it off the car and reinstall it) so when my wheels/tires are done I can test the ride height and pick which shocks I'll used based on minimum-height.

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Here are a couple photos of the rolled front fenders that actually came out quite well:

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Oh, and I test-fit the "Sports" / JDM front grill!

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As you can see, it does a MUCH better job of hiding the front suspension than the original valence did...

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 08:06 AM

Did you get the suspention power coated or did you paint them?
And if you did paint them what product did you use?

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 08:38 PM

Did you get the suspention power coated or did you paint them?
And if you did paint them what product did you use?

Just paint, and I used Por-15 with the "Black Coat" topcoat paint over it.

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 10:43 AM

When done this rig will be absolutely AMAZING. It already looks uber nice. Good job, keep it up.

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 01:22 AM

Just paint, and I used Por-15 with the "Black Coat" topcoat paint over it.


so you used por 15 the used por15 black coat on top?
did you sand blast the surfaces?
and did you brush paint them or did you spray them?

Thanks :)

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 03:21 PM

so you used por 15 the used por15 black coat on top?
did you sand blast the surfaces?
and did you brush paint them or did you spray them?

Thanks :)

First I cleaned the surface of the heavy dirt deposits.

Then I used either a wire rotary brush on an angle grider, or a paint striper tool for a drill to remove the paint/rust as much as possible (you can actually leave the rust with Por-15, but you do need to clean the surface of debris)

Then I applied the "metal-ready" Por-15 brand metal-prep (which does some de-rusting as well as making the surface of the metal more "grippy" for the paint)

Then I applied the Por-15 with disposable foam brushes, usually 3 coats letting it dry overnight.

Lastly I applied the "Black Coat" product from Por-15's catalog using foam brushes as well, about 3 coats of that, perhaps more or less depending on the application, letting it dry overnight.


Both Por-15 and Blackcoat can be sprayed on if you have the tools to do that. But I used these specifically so I could brush them on and apply it to only the surfaces I wanted to paint and in some cases thicker in certain spots. Worked pretty well IMO.

However, everything that will be more visable on the car that I want to paint black, will be powder-coated instead.

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 01:45 AM

First I cleaned the surface of the heavy dirt deposits.

Then I used either a wire rotary brush on an angle grider, or a paint striper tool for a drill to remove the paint/rust as much as possible (you can actually leave the rust with Por-15, but you do need to clean the surface of debris)

Then I applied the "metal-ready" Por-15 brand metal-prep (which does some de-rusting as well as making the surface of the metal more "grippy" for the paint)

Then I applied the Por-15 with disposable foam brushes, usually 3 coats letting it dry overnight.

Lastly I applied the "Black Coat" product from Por-15's catalog using foam brushes as well, about 3 coats of that, perhaps more or less depending on the application, letting it dry overnight.


Both Por-15 and Blackcoat can be sprayed on if you have the tools to do that. But I used these specifically so I could brush them on and apply it to only the surfaces I wanted to paint and in some cases thicker in certain spots. Worked pretty well IMO.

However, everything that will be more visable on the car that I want to paint black, will be powder-coated instead.



Thanks for that info. I was planning on using Por-15 on the chassie of my project. I asked the guy from the paint shop and he didnt really answer any of my questions.
But that info above has helpped with what I wanted to know, So thank you :)

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 09:05 PM

Just got the wheels back from the powdercoater...

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Tires will be here Tuesday :)

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 09:07 PM

Looking very swish!
I'm so impressed/happy with the speed you're getting through it, good on ya mate.




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